If there's one business venture I've read about this year which deserves to succeed, it's the shop Stephen Thompson is opening next month in Leyland, Lancashire.
Stephen is described as a reformed alcoholic and his love of booze saw him at Death's door. Now however he is opening a shop which sells non alcoholic drinks only. But Stephen isn't selling soft drinks, teas and coffees. Instead he's sourced what appears to be a large amount of non-alcoholic beers, wines, spirits and licquors.
These are not my types of tipple, but you've got to admire him, and hope that the risk he is taking by ploughing his life savings into the venture pays dividends. Good luck mate!